I must say the opening of his speech is exceptionally well-written.
I mean, he does make it a point that there should be a difference between good entrants and bad entrants and that unaccounted migrants can be victimized by threats already inside the United States who prey on the undocumented.
Also note he is including Humanitarian and Medical Aid in his border security budget.
Also note the speech now clarifies that as agreed with Democrats the wall will be made of steel.
So a deal has been struck. So we expect the government will re-open.
Shifting attention of the cost of the wall versus the Costs and Losses of things allowed to slip through the border is also a good speech tactic.
This has to be the best speech he’s done. Data inaccuracy aside.